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Our recovery blog is a comprehensive resource for people seeking help with substance use disorders, a helpful guide for common issues people in recovery face, evidence-based information for clinicians looking to find out more about medical detox, and for families and partners wanting to support their loved one achieve long-term recovery. We cover topics ranging from the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder, medical detox, the risks of home detox, how to pick a medical detox, how to identify if your loved one has a problem, what to expect from an inpatient medical detox, relapse prevention strategies, and critical steps for successful recovery.

PHQ-9 Depression Outcomes by Steve Carleton

Gallus Medical Detox specializes in not only inpatient medical detox but also prolonged recovery and lowered relapse rates, which stem from our behavioral health team. At Gallus, our behavioral health team consists of Clinical Directors and our Executive Clinical Director, Steve Carleton, who is an expert in the field of PTSD and substance use disorder. […]

Breaking the Silence by Brianne Griego

Gallus Medical Detox Centers is honored to share Brianne’s powerful story about her journey through recovery. Read her full story here. Breaking the Silence Being an alcoholic and drug addict in recovery, I feel it is important to share my experiences. I believe recovering with vulnerability and transparency is key, to breaking the silence, inspiring […]

The Evolution of National Recovery Month

Recovery is now a loaded word. It’s the umbrella term that describes the act of healing from various facets of life. Did you notice how I didn’t say substances or alcohol or drugs? Because recovery now includes all of these things, plus more life issues like grief, anxiety, pregnancy loss, cancer, trauma, codependency, eating disorders, […]

Interview with Eric Dorsa

As part of our Pride feature in June, we interviewed the incredible Eric Dorsa: a non-binary actor, comedian, drag queen, and recovery advocate. Interview with Eric Dorsa Gallus: How do you identify? Eric: My name is Eric Dorsa I am non-binary and I am an actor, comedian, drag queen, and recovery advocate currently living in […]

Guest Post: Trauma as a Wound by Dr. Jamie Marich

This week we are honored to publish a guest post by Dr. Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-500. This is an excerpt from her forthcoming Trauma and the 12 Steps: An Inclusive Guide to Recovery (North Atlantic Books, July 2020). The English word trauma comes from the Greek word meaning “wound.” That word, traumatikos, implies […]

Guest Post: Forget Forever by Laura McKowen

This week we are honored to publish a guest post by Laura McKowen. This is an excerpt from her book, We Are the Luckiest. Before Laura McKowen got sober, she had a long, successful career in public relations in the Mad Men-esque drinking culture of the advertising industry, where “liquid lunches were frequent and drinking at your desk in […]

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